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Thursday, August 01, 2013 12:18 AM

April 3, 1941-July 30, 2013


Phyllis J. Burkholder, 72, of Columbus Grove died Tuesday at her residence.

She was born April 3, 1941, in Delphos, to Alfred “Pat” and Gwendolyn “Dodie” (Dunlap) Fetzer.

On April 23, 1960, she married Ronald “Mouse” Schimmoller, who died October 28, 2005.

On February 10, 1997, she married Richard “Dick” Burkholder, who died April 28, 2004.

She is survived by five children, Thomas (Donna) Schimmoller of Ottoville, Kelly (Anthony) Recker of Fort Jennings, Duane (Audrey) Schimmoller of Delphos, Della (Kevin) Wenninger of Haviland and Jennifer (Michael Profit) Perry of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight brothers, Orby (Rosie) Fetzer of Delphos, her twin, Philip (Sherry) Fetzer of Delphos, Paul (Diane) Fetzer of Delphos, William “Woody” (Cathy) Fetzer of Van Wert, Ronald (Monica) Fetzer of Delphos, Terry (April) Fetzer of Florida, Gerry Fetzer of Cridersville and Herbert (Kay) Fetzer of Delphos.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Dean Schimmoller; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth “Wayne” (Doris) Fetzer; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carlene (Lavern) Schulte.

Phyllis retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, volunteering for many of its activities. She was also a member of Ottawa Eagles and Corker Babe’s Wine Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, dominoes, traveling and the YMCA. Phyllis loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the true matriarch of the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, with Fr. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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